The seventh largest city in the Bay Area, Sunnyvale is both a high-tech industry center and a sanctuary of quiet residential neighborhoods. Both enjoy the services, programs and facilities that make Sunnyvale a comfortable place to live and do business. And the city’s Department of Public Safety, which integrates police, fire and emergency response, has kept Sunnyvale ranked at the top of the nation’s safest cities.

Image for City of Sunnyvale City Council

City Council

Santa Clara County’s second-largest city switched to district-based voting for its City Council in the 2020 primary election, with a separate at-large mayoral race. Representatives in even-numbered districts and the new mayor were elected in 2020; odd-numbered district reps will run in 2022.

Related News

→ View All

California Local Pin Marker From San Jose Spotlight...

A proposed Sunnyvale housing development may be put on hold over concerns about exposure to cancerous chemicals.

California Local Pin Marker From San Jose Spotlight...

Sunnyvale’s downtown housing explosion is thanks to CityLine, a group of developers and investors who have been building retail space, offices and housing in the area. The group plans to build 1,066 apartments in three phases over the next few years, mostly along McKinley Avenue.

California Local Pin Marker From Silicon Valley Voice...

Sunnyvale’s newest downtown attraction, Tipsy Putt, plays into the idea that grownups are just big kids at heart, bringing miniature golf to the heart of Sunnyvale.

California Local Pin Marker From Mountain View Voice...

An environmental watchdog is pressing forward with lawsuits against the cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale in an effort to get them to clean up local creeks.

San Jose Inside logo From San Jose Inside...

Image for display with article titled New DNA Analysis Solves 1979 Sunnyvale Murder

New analysis of DNA from the crime scene identified Sam Silva of Colorado as the man who fatally stabbed Elena ‘Estella’ Mena during a rape attempt at her place of work in Sunnyvale in 1979.

Select Facebook Feed From Menu